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March 19th, 2007 (10:57 am)

First, I really want to express my thanks to everyone who's been helping out and seeding the batch torrent releases. This rate and number of releases wouldn't have been possible without you! But I also want folks to make sure that their accounts are okay with the extra bandwidth they've been using. (Fortunately, I'm safe because the highspeed connect's account cycle starts mid-month.) There are still about a handful of releases to go, but all will soon be out. ^_^

Second, a couple of people have asked if we'll be doing Kokumono Season 2. I haven't spoken to the editors about this yet, but there's been a rumour suggesting that maybe Kokumono will be licensed. Whether that happens or not is another story, but if it gets licensed, I think it's only polite not to touch S2. Right now, we're taking things episode-by-episode for the series. I'd rather not say "yes, we're doing it" only to have the title licensed 1 hour later. ^^; (Okay, I think Shoumyou was licensed one day after I said we were still working on it, but you get the idea. ^^;;) Right now, I'm not saying yes or no on this one. ^_^

Third... for those who are interested, my Ghost Hunt fan fics can be found here. The reason I haven't been openly linking to them is because they're all post novel series and filled with spoilers. This entire *section* to the website is filled with GH spoilers. (You all did know that my translation site originally started with GH and not FB, didn't you? :P ) The anime series is ending in two more eps, ie next week. I have some things I still want to do with GH but haven't spoken to the editors about that either. (Oh boy, what a way for the editors to discover things...) Actually, Ginny might be able to put 2+2 together and realise what I'm thinking about doing; I'd mentioned something similar to her earlier. Anyhow, we'll see what happens with that.

Fourth... completely unrelated so folks can quit reading now. :P *whine* I'm almost out of Big Red Sun tea (I ran out of Margaret's Hope Darjeeling tea yesterday and Maverick tea the day before). >.

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)

I think there's a pretty good chance I'd continue with text translations if it's licensed, although I'll also admit it'll take a bit of work to get the site back into things now that it's been abandoned for a few months. ^^;

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Make your own rules

In the words of Dostoevsky, "twice two is five". ^_^ I'd wondered, but didn't want to pester. (You will let me know if there's any way I can help?)

*pets Shoumyou* How many days 'til it comes out? (Although I'll try to wait for a thinpack or set or something, 'cause I don't wall all that packaging stuff. I probably won't last.)

Wait, you ran out of two teas in two days?! *pets* That must've been so traumatic! *pours tea*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)

In the words of Dostoevsky, "twice two is five". ^_^ I'd wondered, but didn't want to pester. (You will let me know if there's any way I can help?)

*nods* That sounds about right. ^_^ I will do that. I'm still debating what's a good number to start at; I mean, there's *always* 1, but... ^^;; BTW, with GH ending, I will be looking at moving on your project too. ^_^ I did discover some interesting tidbits in last week's tangent including the ability to work with Windoze Movie Maker, but it was a weird process. ^^;

*pets Shoumyou* How many days 'til it comes out? (Although I'll try to wait for a thinpack or set or something, 'cause I don't wall all that packaging stuff. I probably won't last.)

^^;; I think I'll refrain from answering; it might make you a bit too pouty. :P *sigh* I wish we had the patience to wait for a box set but... we've been collecting the first edition releases here and they've all been two disk-case box sets so far. >.< The good thing is there are some good extras (although I haven't read the latest chapter of the side story being released with the DVDs).

Wait, you ran out of two teas in two days?! *pets* That must've been so traumatic! *pours tea*

>.< Ran out of two teas in two days and set to run out of two more now. I'm extending BRS by alternating with an organic darjeeling I found hiding, but I suspect they'll both run out in the next day or so. The good thing is I have another darjeeling waiting to be opened, but it's one I've never tried before... >.<; No Maverick though, and no chance to get more for a bit; that one hurts. (It's been one of my staple flavoured teas for the past few months, even more than Harney's Florence blend. ^_^ )

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
tea=yay - honey & clover (chyama)

What is Maverick? I'm sceptical about this "better than Florence" implication. (Why yes, I am avoiding things I should be doing. lalala!)

Running out of 2 more teas?! O_o I'll just be over here in the corner hugging my teas and crying.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)

Aha! Found it! I don't know if I'd say it's *better* than Florence, but I've been a bit off the Florence lately (weather's been quite warm overall) and have even pilfered some of FSU's Choco Mint. It's from Tea Trader and is listed on their "blends" page:

Maverick
As part of the celebration of Alberta's heritage, 2006 has been acclaimed as 'Year of the Maverick'. As part of this we have developed a black tea blend combining tangy blood orange, peaches, apricots and a hint of vanilla!

If you like, I can pick some up for you next time we buy from them. ^_^

(And completely off-topic, I need a tea icon. ^^; )

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Gimme tea! (by epi_lj)

Oh, that sounds yummy!

I need a(nother) tea icon, too. Except there are three clamouring to be made. And PS wasn't playing nicely this afternoon. *cries*

Posted by: yamikakyuu (yamikakyuu)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
gh//naru//blue

Hmmmm spoiling the editors might not be soo good XD
man GH ends in a week and "that" still has to happen...Im not gonna be a happy NaruFanGirl next week :(

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
'Mystenigmary'

It's a pleasure to be of some assistance, so my internet account should be just fine. ^_~

It really is nice to have the Kage-gumi's translations for comparison... (I selfishly lend support to the -idea- that you continue to post translated scripts, even for series being licensed.) You've provided us with an awesome free service. As always, whatever you decide will likely be greeted by nods, hearts, and/or cups of tea. ^^

*ears perk* GH novels? *sigh* Then there's Kokumono and Shoumyou, too... I hope the novels already released in N.America do well, because it'd be wonderful to read the 'original' (translated or not) material for these stories and others!

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)

has the rumor been verified?
just curious as to the source.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 19th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)

Well, what started the rumour is true: The domain name saiunkokudvd.com has been registered and was done so by Geneon. (I have no idea why people would be searching these things but...) FWIW, they also registered shonenonmyojidvd.com. Whether we'll actually see Kokumono licensed however, is still unknown. The possibility is there, but at the same time, it might not go through. So... we take things one ep at a time. ^^;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: March 20th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)

*blink blink* YOU ...write fanfictions??!!!
omg how did I not know that *falls over*
hehe you know what that means right? *smirks*
Will have to bug you until you give in and write a saiunkoku one *cackles* :)

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)

^^;; I write *Ghost Hunt* fan fics. :P (I seldom write, and most of it was kept well hidden. Not to mention the bulk of it was written in very poor Japanese. ^^; ) Ghost Hunt's a series where I have a definite concept of how the characters speak, how they interact, and their feelings about one another, both openly and inside.

*laughs* Asking me to write for Saiunkoku... in Japanese? :P I have to admit, I haven't thought about FF's for it yet. ^^;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: March 20th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)

hahaha nice try! I expect a saiunkoku fic In ENGLISH which you're quite fluent in *so you have no excuse like my German or Italian friends who are bashful about writing in english*
*puppy eyes*

btw are you gonna finish the drunk!shuurei/ryuuki exchange *weeps*

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 21st, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)

Darn! It was a good try... maybe? :P I'll have to give it a bit of thought. ^^;; Thoughts of wallet #1 and wallet #2 did drift briefly through my mind. ^^;

I started writing up the next part only to become very aware that I'm not very good at translating (writing?) romantic scenes. O_O;; But yes, I am working on it. ^^;

Posted by: Simply NANA (toriru4ever)
Posted at: March 21st, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)

OH HOW DO I LUV THEE!!! *lets count the way* hehe

ah ....omg I'll pester you until you write that saiunkoku fic *pump fist in air* :3

Posted by: Hybrid Paradox (yunaura)
Posted at: March 20th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
ShOn

Considering I leave my torrents going all day and the bill's always the same, I don't think I have bandwidth issues. ^^;

And thank you for sharing your fan fics. :D I've been on a really bad crave for fan fics lately but Ghost Hunt has such a small fandom. :[

And finally, I really really hate to inform you of this now, but I might be late for the torrent tomorrow because my mom suddenly told me I have a dentist appointment. ;;>>

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 20th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)

And thank you for sharing your fan fics. :D I've been on a really bad crave for fan fics lately but Ghost Hunt has such a small fandom. :[

^^;; Why do you think I wrote more in Japanese originally? Back then, I don't think there were any FF writers for GH and nothing in the sense of investigative fics. (Heck there are only a limited number of J sites that write long investigative fics... >.< )

And finally, I really really hate to inform you of this now, but I might be late for the torrent tomorrow because my mom suddenly told me I have a dentist appointment. ;;>>

Thanks for the note. ^_^ I don't know if I should wish you luck or give my condolences for the surprise dental appointment. ^^;

Posted by: Kakurenbo (akinarei)
Posted at: March 20th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Fanfiction
Doumeki

Do you accept constructive criticims on fanfictions?

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: March 21st, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: Fanfiction

*blink* ...That can be a rather intimidating question, you know? (Actually, I've never thought about the issue so your question took me off-guard.) ^^;

Yes, if someone wants to send/write comments or constructive criticism, they're free to do so.

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